Reality Trumps Fiction
Did you know that I live on Wisteria Lane? If you think I'm being facetious
or if you think I'm lying, here is photographic evidence:
Living in this part of Los Angeles county, it is not uncommon to see film crews, equipment, and Star Wagons lining the streets, in the process of producing movies and television shows. Talk to anyone who has lived here for any amount of time, and you'll hear stories about the time that such and such a show was filmed in their part of town, or when they saw a famous so and so. If you watch shows like CSI, Melrose Place, Weeds, 24, or Jag, to name a few, you will most likely see areas in our community.
Incidentally, an episode of a new, upcoming television series will be filmed on our street at the end of this week. We received a flyer explaining the details regarding film equipment, crew, no parking zones, and a description of the filming to be done:
"On Friday between the hours of 1:00 pm to 6:00 am: We will have exterior dialogue in front of 2706 Wisteria Lane to be followed by a picture car drive up and away and exterior dialogue scenes of talent along Wisteria Lane walking & talking towards 2706 where we'll ultimately move into the house for interior filming. We will have interior special effects of glass breaks and a body hit on a stunt man. Additionally, we'll have scenes along the entrance of Wisteria Lane/Magnolia Street whereby a police team and their cars with flashing lights facing toward the back porch of 2706 Wisteria Lane. We will have camera, condor/camera crane & equipment placement will be in the street. During this time we've requested for sheriff assistance for traffic/pedestrian control to ensure safety."
Except for the filming from one in the afternoon until six o'clock the next morning, it sounded reasonable. It seemed like another detective/police/crime drama, and of course it's interesting to have this done on my very own street. Curious, I went to the show's website to check out the show.
The show is touted as a REALITY show that takes place in LOUISIANA. They say all of the footage is actual, "the show is real." REALITY? Does this sound like reality to you?
"We will have interior special effects of glass breaks and a body hit on a stunt man. Additionally, we'll have scenes along the entrance of Wisteria Lane/Magnolia Street whereby a police team and their cars with flashing lights facing toward the back porch of 2706 Wisteria Lane."
I guess in show business, even the real stuff is made up.